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"cicely tyson" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:47 min | 10 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on AP News

"Held for Sicily Taison, many brave the cold in New York City to give a warm farewell to the legendary actor. They came from nearby with Cicely Tyson was born. I was born and raised in Harlem and so to see her and to be here, And would it be in black history month as well. It's the best. Some came from much further away, where she made a name for herself as a stage green and TV performer. I flew all the way from Los Angeles, California just to be here. For this moment, the line was a block long as people paid respects to Tyson, who died late last month at age 96 people, young and old and in between gathering Harlem church, some carrying photos and other Mementos of the actor. Tyson was the first black woman to land a recurring role in a dramatic TV Syriza. She earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1972 movie Sounder. She also won two Emmys. A Tony Award agent he ate and was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 2016 on Oscar Wells, Gabriel. My son was the first black woman to land a recurring role in a dramatic TV Syriza. She earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1972 movie Sounder. She also won two Emmys. A Tony Award agent he ate and was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 2016. They came from nearby with Cicely Tyson was born. I was born and raised in Harlem and so to see her And to be here, and it wouldn't be in black history month as well. It's the best. Some came from much further away, where she made a name for herself as a stage green and TV performer. I flew all the way from Los Angeles, California just to be here. For this moment. The line was a block long as people paid respects to Tyson, who died late last month at age 96 on Oscar Wells, Gabriel. AP News I'm Jackie.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

04:00 min | 10 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

10:37 min | 10 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music

"Celebrating fifty years of soul music and coming up next one of the hallmark girl groups from -ffiliated national. Three degrees talking about win. Will i see you again. And this is a bowl of so. This is your man jay. Most in y'all listening to soul music at its best a bowl of soul mix stool of soul music song a christmas and so on. Cd speed ticket alert. I see terms of philadelphia. Its nationals fiftieth anniversary. We celebrate the three degrees with their nineteen. Seventy four hit. When will i see you again. Which was written and produced by kenny. Gamble and leon huff and the members of the three degrees at that time was sheila. Ferguson sang lead. Fayette pinkney and valerie holiday and let me tell you something. This song was number two on the pop singles chart behind kung fu fighting by call davis and then on the adult contemporary chart. The song reached number one and number four on the rb charts and we celebrate the three degrees right here on a bowl of soul. And we're going to stay on that vein of love baby coming up next one of my favorite groups on the stax record label the temporaries talking about i love you you me at this is a bowl of soul so again. I walked into the room with no expectations just as donald patty and here. I am at a bowl of soul with professor. Teela one on this too. Hey and a true from three new. Hey i'm news. Took i love. This is classics. So right hand. You know the temporaries baby. They were from memphis tennessee. And they were very popular in the seventies and they were originally formed as the love men. The trio lead singer jasper jabil phillips with a powerful force seto featured on most of their recordings. Harold scott scott delwan calvin. They met in the nineteen mid nine sixties when they were in junior high school and they also along with larry dopson who became of future lead singer of the bark. As and you know the temporaries were first signed to stax records in nineteen seventy and they were on a subsidiary a record label called we produce and you know as you know. Stacks records collapsed in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy six and then. They were moved briefly to epic records. But we celebrate the temporaries. They had a lot of beautiful songs. Oh my god. One of the songs that i feel that they did. The best treatment on was a song done by the cheryl's dedicated to the one. I love it was also done by the mamas. And the papas. But i'm gonna tell you. The temporaries did kill version of dedicated to the one. I love revisit. A lot of these classic soul groups and their albums. And i'm telling you there on fire and this is a bowl of soul and you need to know why you need to listen to a bowl of soul music from fifty fifty a little bit of the sixty sixty sixty thrown in with similar seventy seventy seven mix well with the with the.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:03 min | 10 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WJR 760

"Alexa taking precautions during the pandemic is apparently impacting people's I dry eyes painful and annoying. I would just encourage people to get help. Lord Duncan says. Her condition has gotten worse over the last year. I've had people that say they're completely debilitated. They can't do their job. Boston ophthalmologist Dr Jason Brenner, When you look at the computer, your blink rate goes down because you're very focused on the screen. Fewer Blakes means fewer tears and, he says wearing a mask. And contribute to the problem. When you exhale air normally goes straight away from you, and with mask where it often is redirected up past your eyes, The doctor says. Air blowing on your eyes leads to more dryness. We offer some tips Where a mass with wire that fits tightly over your nose. Place your humidifier near death, take breaks and try blinking often, he says. If you're still uncomfortable see a doctor C. J. Poppa Fox News, The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to 779,000 last week, a historically high total that shows a lot Which number of people are still losing jobs to the pandemic. But last week's total dropped from 812,000 the previous week, according to the Labor Department and is the lowest in two months. Facebook has reportedly removed hundreds of Instagram accounts that were hacked and sold for their user name for, the company tells Reuters. The valuable pages are often short handles, like at food or at snow, explaining that actors use fishing and SIM swamping schemes to gain access to accounts trading them, often through Bitcoin Facebook, working with law enforcement and says the individuals participating in this rule breaking activity are from a community known as the Ogi user boxes. Kristen Goodwin, people wishing to pay final respects the legendary actress Sicily Tyson will be able to do so what a public viewing The Fame Church in Manhattan viewing will be held Monday, February 15th at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, according to a statement from her family. Cicely Tyson died last week at age 96. I'm Lee Scylla, Sarah and this is Fox News. 6 96 eastbound.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:54 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Parker Monday morning. Welcome in Way, lost two icons over the weekend. Three if you go back to Thursday, and Cicely Tyson Hilton Valentine, guitarist for the Animals. Has passed away at the age of 77 that was on Friday. That's called a skiffle is Oh, and you are helping Valentine, dead at the age of 77 began playing guitar 13. Like many musicians of the British invasion gravitated towards skiffle. Which was an English music craze in fusing together several American traditions. Made a lot of skiffle bands before joining, which, as Chandler, Alan Price, John Still and, of course, Eric Burden to form the animals in the early sixties. As big as house of the rising sun was and as much as I like that song, it wouldn't make my Hot five animal tunes. No. Sky Pilot. It's my life. Don't let me be misunderstood. Spill Monterey San Franciscan Nights spilled wine. Well, that was Eric Burdon and war. Winds of change. I like which had like a six minute painted black. Yeah, Stones tune on it, but it was house of the rising sun that took band to the top of the charts. And it was covered by a lot of artists before the animals, But their version in 1964 was the biggie. And Hall of Fame. Temple basketball coach John Chaney died at the age of 89 spent 24 seasons a temple beginning in 1982. There was the on Lee season is Al's fakes failed to reach the NC double A tournament or in I T Went to the lead. 85 Times. Temple was ranked number one for a stretch during the 87 88 season when they finished 32, 2 and 18 and no in Atlantic play. He was elected to the Naysmith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He won 516 games a temple 741 games overall and still ranks among the top 40 college basketball coaches in career wins. And was the first black coach to reach 700 wins. He wanted Henry AIBA Award given to the coach of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. He wanted back to back 1987 and in 1988 rest in peace. John Chaney REST in peace. Hilton Valentine 10..

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:59 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Was not going to let that happen to me through her sheer determination her talent blossom and landed Taison headlining role of Rebecca in Sounder You've got, you know, Life job, Mr Sheriff 1972 film about a black sharecropper family. Right there by seven and a conversation with a white journalists about the movie pushed Tyson to find new purpose in recalling and so you're promoting sounder. The reporter said to you that he felt a bit of bigotry in himself while he was watching the movie. When I asked him why so, he said. Was uncomfortable about your older son referred to his father as Daddy. I said, Do you have Children? What do they call you? You said they call me Daddy. There. I thought, my God! This man is thinking. That we're not human beings. And I made my mind. I could not. Ford the luxury of just being an actress and that I would use my career as my platform, namely, You want black people to be seen as human beings. That's why I'll ask you this. What does it feel like to be 96 in a legend? This legend. I don't be little it. You know, I'm amazed every single day I live that Steve gets his Gayle King with Cicely Tyson. Cicely Tyson was 96 years old. That's it for the weekend round up. Thanks for listening. We want to get your feedback. Send us your thoughts and story ideas to weekend round up at CBS News. Calm As always, you could find the program online on Spotify and stitcher. The weekend Roundup has produced at the CBS News Washington bureau. Sarah.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:06 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"You're dead. And my granddaughter. Liana, We can't do that. I'm sorry. I have to take him to that. Okay. Think we're running here? All right? So what can they pick the signal up in Philly? Yes, very good. Making this gus wcbm dot com anywhere. Yeah. So, Ira while we're we got some time here. Why don't you tell your story about your encounter with Cicely Tyson, Sicily? Tyson? Started in the movies in the fifties and early sixties, and she had her really First big kind of hit was sounder. And sounder was a very sophisticated Movie that I didn't do what it should have done, you know, wasn't like shaft or it was critically acclaimed those critically acclaimed and it was a very good movie, and I was booking for J F theater respect, then. And I put it there, and it didn't do that. Well, but she came in, and she really promoted the movie that interviews and the newspaper articles and all. She was a very Wonderful woman to deal with, and she was very knowledgeable of the film business. So I just wanted to mention that when you do something like that, are you responsible for her? Which expenses of Eva food. She had a publicist with her and they take around. That's what when I worked for MGM When I first started at MGM, I was a publicist. And you you're responsible. You know, you bring them in to the city and you're responsible for their interviews and everything that they do So about transportation, lodging, everything. Everything you're there. Innkeeper. So I guess it's ah, The studio takes care of those expenses. They bring her into town. Yes. Promote the movie, right? All right. We have a caller here. Lorraine and Canton. Good. Lorraine Europe on Wcbm talking.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:01 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This was not the news I was expecting to share with you. This is not how I was expecting the beginning of the show to start today as you just heard. Great actor Cicely Tyson died yesterday. She was 96. I spoke to her just a few days ago. You might have heard us talk on Tuesday. It was the day her memoir came out. It's called just as I am. I was saying to someone like Yesterday. I think one of the senior producers of the show does like how profoundly moved I was by Cicely Tyson. By her perspective, her presence, especially at 96. Also like her gratitude. You know, I complain about stuff all the time and to hear her go at the end of the interview. The last thing she said to me was Tom. I am so grateful For this moment. In time we talked about her early days, We talked about her career defining roles. We talked about movies like the Autobiography of Jane Pittman or and Sounder. We talked about her role in the TV series roots We talked about Everything you know, most recently she was and how to get away with murder. Miss Tyson's co star on that Syriza Viola Davis tweeted this last night and I wanted to read it for you quote. I'm devastated. My heart is just broken. I loved you so much. You were everything to me. You made me feel loved and seen and valued in a world where there is still a cloak of invisibility. Us dark chocolate girls. You gave me permission to dream. Cicely Tyson's accolades are too many to list here. Emmys, Golden Globes, A Peabody, a Tony and honorary Oscar mult multiple in the Deep Image awards. I mean, you know a million things. Had a clear vision. Mission to bring complex and nuanced black characters to the screen and on stage and tow uplift others who had dreams just like hers. When I got to speak to Cicely Tyson again just a few days ago. That dedication was crystal clear. I am so grateful. We got to bring you that conversation. So much of it is stuck with me and Especially the part where she talked about getting the presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016. That moment is a moment that will live with me forever forever. And someone pointed out to me not too long ago. That I was the last person and his administration to receive it. Okay on that, he said. He made that statement. And then, he said And she's cool, gorgeous one than I need, huh? That's pretty good. If that gets into your presidential medal, you know that's a good sign. That's right. Well, you know, maybe this is a good way to close it off your 96 years old now and, you know, I think a lot of people want to know about the secret to a long life. And in the book you talk about how celery juice and morning pull ups are part of a key role. But what what other advice would you give people? I think that when, uh You get up in the morning and you're fortunate enough to see daylight. You're blessed on when I get up, and I see daylight. I first thank God I go into my meditation. Another change, and that gives me the faith. The car I thank God first. Very sick needs a face and a trust to go on for another day. And I think that's the most important thing that one have Detective Thank God just seeing another day. I never thought I would like to be 96 years old. My God, Every member of my family is gone. I am so surviving member of my family, and I was not expected to be here past three months.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:44 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"When this was not the news I was expecting to share with you. This is not how I was expecting the beginning of the show to start today as you just heard. Great actor Cicely Tyson died yesterday. She was 96. I spoke to her just a few days ago. You might have heard us talk on Tuesday. It was the day her memoir came out. It's called just as I am. I was saying to someone like Yesterday. I think one of the senior producers of the show does like how profoundly moved I was by Cicely Tyson. By her perspective, her presence, especially at 96. Also like her gratitude. You know, I complain about stuff all the time and to hear her go at the end of the interview. The last thing she said to me was Tom. I am so grateful For this moment. In time we talked about her early days, We talked about her career defining roles. We talked about movies like the Autobiography of Jane Pittman or and Sounder. We talked about her role in the TV series roots We talked about Everything you know, most recently she was and how to get away with murder. Miss Tyson's co star on that Syriza Viola Davis tweeted this last night and I wanted to read it for you quote. I'm devastated. My heart is just broken. I loved you so much. You were everything to me. You made me feel loved and seen and valued in a world where there is still a cloak of invisibility. Us dark chocolate girls. You gave me permission to dream. Cicely Tyson's accolades are too many to list here. Emmys, Golden Globes, A Peabody, a Tony and honorary Oscar mult multiple in the Deep Image awards. I mean, you know a million things. Had a clear vision. Mission to bring complex and nuanced black characters to the screen and on stage and tow uplift others who had dreams just like hers. When I got to speak to Cicely Tyson again just a few days ago. That dedication was crystal clear. I am so grateful. We got to bring you that conversation. So much of it is stuck with me and Especially the part where she talked about getting the presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016. That moment is a moment that will live with me forever forever. And someone pointed out to me not too long ago. That I was the last person and his administration to receive it. Okay on that, he said. He made that statement. And then, he said And she's cool, gorgeous one than I need, huh? That's pretty good. If that gets into your presidential medal, you know that's a good sign. That's right. Well, you know, maybe this is a good way to close it off your 96 years old now and, you know, I think a lot of people want to know about the secret to a long life. And in the book you talk about how celery juice and morning pull ups are part of a key role. But what what other advice would you give people? I think that when, uh You get up in the morning and you're fortunate enough to see daylight. You're blessed on when I get up, and I see daylight. I first thank God I go into my meditation. Another change, and that gives me the faith. The car I thank God first. Very sick needs a face and a trust to go on for another day. And I think that's the most important thing that one have Detective Thank God just seeing another day. I never thought I would like to be 96 years old. My God, Every member of my family is gone. I am so surviving member of my family, and I was not expected to be here past three months. Yeah, I mean, it's it's gratitude, you know? Yes, it is. It's gratitude. Well, they thank you so much for your time. We're going to play blessed assurance now. Oh, that's my mother's favorite him. What? What do you love about that one in the show? It's the sort of that my mother's saying all the time. And in a church that I go to have a civilian Baptist church. I have a pew in her name and on it is Cressida shortage. Miss Tyson. Thank you so much for your time. And what a remarkable life you've led and what a remarkable story and I were so grateful for your time today. I am grateful for this moment.

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Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end

Q

04:01 min | 11 months ago

Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end

"This was not the news I was expecting to share with you. This is not how I was expecting the beginning of the show to start today as you just heard. Great actor Cicely Tyson died yesterday. She was 96. I spoke to her just a few days ago. You might have heard us talk on Tuesday. It was the day her memoir came out. It's called just as I am. I was saying to someone like Yesterday. I think one of the senior producers of the show does like how profoundly moved I was by Cicely Tyson. By her perspective, her presence, especially at 96. Also like her gratitude. You know, I complain about stuff all the time and to hear her go at the end of the interview. The last thing she said to me was Tom. I am so grateful For this moment. In time we talked about her early days, We talked about her career defining roles. We talked about movies like the Autobiography of Jane Pittman or and Sounder. We talked about her role in the TV series roots We talked about Everything you know, most recently she was and how to get away with murder. Miss Tyson's co star on that Syriza Viola Davis tweeted this last night and I wanted to read it for you quote. I'm devastated. My heart is just broken. I loved you so much. You were everything to me. You made me feel loved and seen and valued in a world where there is still a cloak of invisibility. Us dark chocolate girls. You gave me permission to dream. Cicely Tyson's accolades are too many to list here. Emmys, Golden Globes, A Peabody, a Tony and honorary Oscar mult multiple in the Deep Image awards. I mean, you know a million things. Had a clear vision. Mission to bring complex and nuanced black characters to the screen and on stage and tow uplift others who had dreams just like hers. When I got to speak to Cicely Tyson again just a few days ago. That dedication was crystal clear. I am so grateful. We got to bring you that conversation. So much of it is stuck with me and Especially the part where she talked about getting the presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016. That moment is a moment that will live with me forever forever. And someone pointed out to me not too long ago. That I was the last person and his administration to receive it. Okay on that, he said. He made that statement. And then, he said And she's cool, gorgeous one than I need, huh? That's pretty good. If that gets into your presidential medal, you know that's a good sign. That's right. Well, you know, maybe this is a good way to close it off your 96 years old now and, you know, I think a lot of people want to know about the secret to a long life. And in the book you talk about how celery juice and morning pull ups are part of a key role. But what what other advice would you give people? I think that when, uh You get up in the morning and you're fortunate enough to see daylight. You're blessed on when I get up, and I see daylight. I first thank God I go into my meditation. Another change, and that gives me the faith. The car I thank God first. Very sick needs a face and a trust to go on for another day. And I think that's the most important thing that one have Detective Thank God just seeing another day. I never thought I would like to be 96 years old. My God, Every member of my family is gone. I am so surviving member of my family, and I was not expected to be here past three months.

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Pioneering US actress Cicely Tyson dies aged 96

Daily Pop

02:29 min | 11 months ago

Pioneering US actress Cicely Tyson dies aged 96

"Many hollywood stars are showing love for cecily tyson. Sicily passed away yesterday at the age of ninety six how she was an icon paved the way for so many people tyler perry posted a nice tribute sort of regina king who said her legacy had left an incredible mark. Sisley won emmys a tony even had an honorary oscar. She famously fought for roles but sh- that showed strong black characters and she refused to portray anything else. Can i tell you put her sit at tribute as well as i got the medal of freedom from Barack so you know not only she award. She won hearts Because of the roles that she picked if you ever get a chance you watch that autobiography of jane pittman and what she goes to that water. And the i'll never get that. That's what i said. I want to be an actress. Took that one to buy five minutes. That scene just for her to sip the water but just a fantastic actress and she wouldn't play prostitutes or drug addicts which are always play. Wonderful and beautiful woman. But yeah you know. I think for actresses like how we think of oprah and how we think you know the mantell jordan's at pave the way for us. I think cecily tyson was and is that for every black actress on this planet. And i hear a lot of times when i go to these hollywood. Walk of fame's and people start to save their speeches. Her name always comes up because she she ran so we get walk out and then she did it she did. She went through the fires. She will always be remembered for her elegance and grace and she is the one and only and who could play her. Who can do the story of sicily tyson right and they met actress. Kimberly kimberly elise. She has that. Okay okay i have a weird feeling as aretha anointed jennifer hudson play her role before she left this planet. I have a feeling every hollywood actress was talking to sicily. Tizen about carrying on that legacy. So i'm sure. She knighted the one that she wanted to have a license. Day was just kind of looks like her acts like an yay one legend absolutely legendary life

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:02 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Is all of it on W N Y C. I'm Alison Stewart. Thank you for spending part of your day with me. The world of arts and media loss major figures in the last week, a celebrity interviewer who was a celebrity himself, Larry King passed away on January 23rd of the age of 87. On Wednesday, the death of actor Cloris Leachman was announced her long career included such films is the Last picture show And, Of course, the favorites. It comes like Mary Tyler Moore and Phyllis and Mouth with the middle. She was 94. Last night, We lost a true icon Cicely Tyson. The groundbreaking stars screen stage passed away at the age of 96. Though she stood a community of 5 ft. Three, Tyson played a gigantic roll into spelling notions of what kind of characters black women could play in Hollywood. She refused to play roles that she found stereotypical for black actors like drug addicts and didn't take part in blaxploitation films of the sixties and seventies. Ah, bold step to take when very few roles were offered to black women. As president, Obama noted in his lengthy, lengthy tribute to her on Instagram quote at a time when parts for actors who looked like her weren't easy to come by. She refused to take on roles that reduced black women to their gender or their race. Sometimes, that meant she would go years without work. But she took pride, knowing that whenever her face was on camera, she would be playing a character who was a human being flawed but resilient, Perfect, but not despite Not despite but because of their imperfections. Cicely Tyson was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1972 film Sounder and won two Emmys for her spellbinding performance in the TV movie in 1974, the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She worked well into her eighties, including a return to the stage that won her a Tony Award for a trip to the bountiful in 2013. Here's Tyson in an interview on W. N. Y C in 2013 talking about playing the lead character in a play. As an actor of advanced age. I in the course of my life have witnessed the treatment of elders. Aziz. They get on in life and how they are, uh, shoved aside put in to some strange home where nobody comes to see them or They don't know anyone. And it was important for me to make people aware of the fact that they are still human beings and still valuable. Uh, they have tremendous contributions still to make Cicely Tyson's death comes the same week as her autobiography. Just as I AM, was released in the final pages, she wrote quote. I want to be recalled as one who squared my shoulders in the service of black woman As one who made us walk taller and envision greater for ourselves. I want to know that I did the very best that I could with what God gave me. Just as I am. Cicely Tyson was 96. Coming up later in this show today, friend of the show with a great honor to Franco will join us to talk about her new album Out today called Revolutionary Love will have on all of it Listening party and then later, we will try to warm up with some hot toddies from author and bartender Ivy mix who'll share some of her favorite winter cocktail recipes. That is all on the way. So let's get this started. The president of the League of Conservation Voters told The New York Times. President Biden's executive order signed on Wednesday made it quote the single biggest day for climate.

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Iconic actress Cicely Tyson remembered

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:43 sec | 11 months ago

Iconic actress Cicely Tyson remembered

"Is mourning a giant's actress Cicely Tyson has passed away at the age of 96. And unforgettable performance there from 1972 Sounder role that got Cicely Tyson, an Academy Award nomination iconic actress died Thursday, her career punctuated by playing women of strength and impact, being very selective with the role she chose for film stage and television. Like her standout performance in the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman going in vacuum, she won two Emmys for that in 2019. She spoke with ABC at the opening of Tyler Perry's Atlanta studios. Grateful to be in attendance. I wonder if I didn't live this long. Where would I be my wolf Evey Sena's eight

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Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

WBZ Morning News

00:49 sec | 11 months ago

Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

"Influential legendary Acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson has died. She was 96. She began her career is a model, then took her beauty and talent and became an acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson appeared in dozens of films and television shows. She was part of the iconic miniseries roots. You have bean a very good point. I want you to know that She often portrayed powerful African American women like Miss Jane Pittman. That was not a coincidence. It was a decision she made and the Jews my career. Of my platform. She won Emmys received an Oscar nomination. And this week she was asked by Gayle King when the time comes, What do you want us to remember about you? I've done my best. Steve Futterman. CBS News. We'll

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Hollywood pays tribute to Cicely Tyson

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

00:19 sec | 11 months ago

Hollywood pays tribute to Cicely Tyson

"Sadness across Hollywood this morning a lot of stars coming out paying tribute to award winning actress Cicely Tyson. She passed away yesterday afternoon. Her manager confirmed the news. Actress was 96 years old and her memoir Just as I am, had been released just a few days before.

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Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

WBZ Morning News

00:51 sec | 11 months ago

Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

"And influential, just a couple of words to describe legendary actress Sicily Taison. She has died at the age of 96 began her career is a model, then took her beauty and talent and became an acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson appeared in dozens of films and television shows. She was part of the iconic miniseries roots You have Bean Very good boy. I want you to know that she often portrayed powerful African American women like Miss Jane Pittman. That was not a coincidence. It was a decision. She made the Jews my career. Of my platform. She won Emmys received an Oscar nomination, and this week she was asked by Gayle King when the time comes, What do you want us to remember about you? I've done my bit. Steve Futterman, CBS News A

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:32 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WTOP

"Who knows it could change your life forever. It's a 35. Now The man photographed with his feet on the desk, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is office during the capital riot has had his bid for release rejected. 60 year old Richard Barnett is facing a felony charge of entering the capital with a dangerous weapon, and there are numerous other misdemeanor charges. Yesterday, the chief US District judge barrel Howell repeatedly described Barnett as entitled a brazen and a braggart. Judge also said he showed a total disregard for the law judge How will his order Barnett held until trial following the attack on the Capitol lawmakers are requesting more security, CBS Capitol Hill reporter Rebecca Kaplan says while some new measures are being put in place, lawmakers are also expected to utilize existing security measures. The House sergeant at arms will work with US Capitol police to provide increased travel security toe lawmakers Providing an online portal where they can share their travel plans for better communication with local travel agencies. But they're also encouraging members to establish relationships and coordinate with their local airport. Police and T s a officials. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also raised additional concerns with what she says or threats within Congress. Tributes are pouring in for acclaimed actress Sicily. Tyson, who has died at the age of 96, she began her career is a model then took her beauty and talent and became an acclaimed actress. This week's Cicely Tyson was on CBS this morning and talked about her very early years was a very shy child. I was a thinker, she often portrayed powerful African American women like Miss Jane Pittman. It was not a coincidence. It was a decision she made and they used my career as my platform. Cicely Tyson won Emmys A Tony received an Oscar nomination. This week, she was asked how she would like to be remembered. I've done my fifth Steve Futterman CBS News Space X is being investigated over whether the company discriminates against non U. S citizens and its hiring practices and CNBC reports. The company is also stonewalling a Justice Department subpoena for more information. It comes after the DOJ received a complaint of employment discrimination from a non U. S citizen, claiming that the company discriminated against him based on his citizenship status. Space X did not immediately respond to our request. For comment. Still to come. A new position at the city hopes to tackle DC's gun violence problems. I'm Luke Luke. It's a 37 fast WiFi. You use it to connect just about everything, which means having really fast WiFi matters. Ah, lot..

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Hollywood Mourns The Death Of Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson

Doug Stephan

00:43 sec | 11 months ago

Hollywood Mourns The Death Of Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson

"A giant natural Sicily. Tyson passed away at the age of 96 last night on unforgettable performance there from 1972 Sounder role that got Cicely Tyson, an Academy Award nomination iconic actress died Thursday, her career punctuated by playing women of strength and impact, being very selective with the role she chose for film stage and television. Like our standout performance in the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, what You got going and evacuate. She went to him. He threw that in 2019. She spoke with ABC at the opening of Tyler Perry's Atlanta studios Grateful to be in attendance. I wonder if I didn't live this long. Where would I be? Well? Phoebe Sena's

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Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

WBZ Morning News

00:52 sec | 11 months ago

Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

"Acclaimed actress Sicily Tyson has died. At the age of 96. CBS is Steve Futterman. Looking back at her remarkable career. She began her career is a model, then took her beauty and talent and became an acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson appeared in dozens of films and television shows. She was part of the iconic miniseries Roots. You have bean a very good point. I want you to know that she often portrayed powerful African American women like Miss Jane Pittman. That was not a coincidence. It was a decision she made accused my career. As my platform she won Emmys received an Oscar nomination. And this week she was asked by Gayle King when the time comes, What do you

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:59 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Baltimore on your back. Pakistani man convicted in later acquitted in the gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl is set to walk free. The Pakistani Supreme Court decision to release a mad seed Omar Sheikh comes after it also dismissed it appealed to his acquittal. The appeal was put forward by Paul's family and the Pakistani government. Pearl's family, called the decision to release share as a travesty of justice. Share has been on death row since his conviction in the death of Pel in 2000 and two Chief's lawyer said he should not have spent one day in jail. I'm Karen Sharma's A near total ban on abortion has taken effect in Poland, three months after a top court ruled that abortion of congenitally damaged unborn babies is unconscious to Tuchel. Led by a woman's rights group. People poured into the streets of Warsaw and other cities for a second evening to protest the move, breaking news and analysis at town hall dot com. Wcbm Baltimore Warehouses, the official U. S government guest house across the street from the White House, but it's serving currently is a temporary home for Vice President Harris. Vice presidents have an official residence a few miles away on the grounds of the U. S Naval Observatory. But repairs are needed there, and officials say it's best to make them while the House is unoccupied. So Harris and her husband, Doug, em off our spending. These early days of the Biden administration of Blair House President Harry Truman lived it. Blair House from 1948 to 1952 3 major renovations to the White House. Keith Peters Washington Cicely Tyson, the pioneering black actor who gains an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife and sounder and a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 Touch TV VIEWERS. Hearts in the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman has Died. Cicely Tyson was 96 years old. More in these stories, the town hall dot com I'm wrong Direction way could.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

01:37 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WSB-AM

"This is CBS News on the hour. Your home for original reporting. I'm Jennifer Keiper in Chicago. Acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson has died at the age of 96 are Steve Futterman looks back at her long career. She began her career is a model, then took her beauty and talent and became an acclaimed actress. This week's Cicely Tyson was on CBS this morning and talked about her very early years. I was a very shy child. I was a thinker, she often portrayed powerful African American women like Miss Jane Pittman. It was not a coincidence. It was a decision she made and I think you used my career as my platform. Cicely Tyson Won Emmys A Tony received an Oscar nomination. This week, she was asked how she would like to be remembered. I've done my fifth Steve Futterman CBS NEWS Federal health officials are keeping a close eye on the discovery of a potent covert variant in the South. Health reporter Sabrina, Cuba. The two cases in South Carolina are the first two cases of the variant in the United States. CDC here in Atlanta says they're still learning about this new strain first detected in South Africa, The question is Do the current vaccines offer protection? It's believed that they might, but his CBC's Dr Sarah Oliver points out. Madonna announced this week that they're in the process of developing a vaccine against the South African variant. The new strain does seem to be much more contagious and able to spread faster than other variants. Sabrina Cupid for CBS News, Atlanta One of the worst winter storms and years is pounding California with wind rain and in some places several feet of snow. CBS's Carter Evans reports from Carmel.

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Legendary actress Cicely Tyson has died at age 96

1A

00:27 sec | 11 months ago

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson has died at age 96

"Paying tribute to award winning actress Cicely Tyson, who died Thursday at the age of 96. Tyson's career in Hollywood and on ST spanned over seven decades. She's remembered for playing strong black female characters, including the lead role in the 1974 TV drama. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, In addition to her work Tyson is admired, were refusing to accept roles she considered demeaning. Black women.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:50 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on AP News

"Other than restoring the affordable care act. And restoring the Medicaid to the way it was before Trump became president. FEMA asked the Pentagon for troops to help in the pandemic vaccination effort. I'm Tim McGuire, a legendary actor has died. If you saw her work on stage Green or on television, you'd be convinced the Cicely Tyson was born to be an actor. But she said in this 1994 Associated Press interview that the racial climate as she was coming up, seemed to stack the odds against her. We weren't admitted to go to the movies. I never walked into Ah, legitimate theater until I was a grown woman. On. So, um, the fact that I am an actress is a source of amazement not only to my family and transferred to myself as well, overcoming all of that Tyson went on to gain an Oscar nomination for her work in Sounder. She was also a Tony Award winner. At the age of 88. She touched the hearts of TV viewers in the starring role in the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Cicely Tyson was 96 a Moscow Wells Gabriel. If you saw her work on stage Green or on television, you'd be convinced to Cicely Tyson was born to be an actor. But she said in this 1994 Associated Press interview that the racial commoner she was coming up seemed to stack the odds against her tired. We weren't admitted to go to the movies. I never walked into Ah, legitimate theater until I was a grown woman on so, um The fact that I am an actress is a source of amazement and went on to gain an Oscar nomination for her work in Sounder. She was also a Tony Award winner. At the age of 88. She touched the hearts of TV viewers in the starring role in the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, a Moscow Wells Gabriel. AP News I'm to McGuire,.

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Cicely Tyson dies: Oscar nominee, Emmy and Tony winner was 96

Gaydos and Chad

00:23 sec | 11 months ago

Cicely Tyson dies: Oscar nominee, Emmy and Tony winner was 96

"And this afternoon, we learned that Cicely Tyson, the pioneering black actress who who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife, in sounder, a Tony Award in 2013 when she was 88 2 Emmys for her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman died today at the age of 96. Cicely Tyson's memoir, Justus I Am was published this week.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

02:41 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"County reporting 1489 new cases today. The daily case number has been below 2000 now for six of the last seven days. But the county also reported 69 new deaths from covert 19, bringing that total of more than 2500 since depend epic began. County supervisors chair Nathan Fletcher says there is good news about the vaccinations. We had said in initial goal we felt was aggressive at the time. We said in January we wanted to administer 250,000 vaccines. I can share with you that today we have administered more than 269,000 vaccine, Fletcher says. The new vaccination superstation to Cal State said Marco's will start taking appointments on Saturday and then opens on Sunday. He says the superstation side of the East County is expected to open next week. Coronado Man is in federal court today. He faced charges in connection with the capital Riot January 6 33 year old Geoffrey Alexander Smith arrested by the FBI this week, the FBI says Smith is charged with violent, entering and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and entering a restricted federal building. In Washington, the chief of the U. S. Capitol police today is calling for permanent fencing around the Capitol building. The acting chief of U. S. Capitol. Police. Yoga Nonda. Pittman says vast improvements are needed to physical security, including permanent fencing and available ready backup forces. In close proximity to the Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is appointed retired general Russel Honore to review security infrastructure, including command and control following the January 6th breach. Previous law enforcement and security officials have also recommended enhance security, but Congress is rejected permanent fencing. Temporary fencing has been up around the capital since before the inauguration. This Jared help it on Capitol Hill, Facebook get slapped by its own oversight board. Kristen Goodwin has the story. Facebook's independent oversight Board overturns four out of five content moderation decisions made by the Social network ruling to reinstate posts, including those cited for violating hate speech rules. Harmful covert 19 misinformation and a breast cancer awareness post removed for nudity reps of holding Facebook's decision to pull a Russian language post with an ethnic slur 1/6 case thrown out because of a user's actions this the board's first set of rulings. It's also been tasked to decide whether to uphold Facebook's suspension of Former President Donald Trump. Facebook says the decisions by its oversight border final and binding award winning actress Cicely Tyson is dead. Her manager announcing this afternoon that she's died in L. A. She was 96 years old Cicely Tyson's memoir, Justus I am was released just a few days ago. Cos time 503. Let's check out the freeways now. Coco's real time traffic.

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Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 11 months ago

Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96

"A legendary actor has died if you saw her work on stage green or on television you'd be convinced the Cicely Tyson was born to be an actor but she said in this nineteen ninety four social media press interview that the racial climate she was coming up seem to stack the odds against her as a child we were not needed to go to the movies I never walked into a legitimate theater until I was in government and so the fact that I am an actress is a source of amazement not only to my family and friends but to myself as well overcoming all of that Tyson went on to gain an Oscar nomination for her work in sounder she was also a Tony Award winner at the age of eighty eight and she touched the hearts of TV viewers in the starring role in the autobiography of miss Jane Pittman Cicely Tyson was ninety six I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Cicely Tyson, award-winning actor noted for 'Sounder,' 'Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,' dies

John Howell

00:34 sec | 11 months ago

Cicely Tyson, award-winning actor noted for 'Sounder,' 'Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,' dies

"Sicily Tyson has died. She was a big big actress back in the 19 seventies in the U. S. She wanted Oscar nomination for her role as a sharecropper's wife in the film, Sounder She also was in the Autobot autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She played a 110 year old former slave throughout the woman's life in that movie from 1974. Also in Cicely Tyson was 88. She won a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway.

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

01:32 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Jennifer Gryphus Live in the WSB 24 hour news center with WSB stop stories this half hour, six people are dead and a dozen others hospitalized after a nitrogen line ruptured at a poultry. Processing plant in Hall County. But first CBS News Special Report more sad news today in the entertainment world. Actress Cicely Tyson has died at the age of 96. I look back at her career from reporter Jim Taylor, Sicily. Tyson's long career was on display in the TV miniseries Roots will give him Very good life and in the 1972 films Sounder, which earned her an Oscar nomination, David Lee time to get your bed son. And on stage in Broadway's the Trip to Bountiful When you live longer than your house and your family, you've lived too long. She was selective about her roles, turning down work that did not in her words, enhance humanity I wanted to address Certain issues, and I chose to use my career. My back for Cicely Tyson is now considered a pioneer for black actresses. She was happy that she made a difference, I'm told so every day again Actress Cicely Tyson dead at the age of 96 CBS News Special Report. I'm Steve Futterman and again. Six people killed in Gainesville today when a nitrogen line ruptured at a poultry processing plant in Hall County Firefighters rushed to the foundation Food group. After getting the call this morning employees, Jamil Farid says All he could see was fog. I was looking for my land leader..

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"cicely tyson" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

08:51 min | 11 months ago

"cicely tyson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Only the legend. Actress Sicily Tyson During a career spanning six decades, she's brought to life iconic roles in theater, film and television, from sounder to the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, two routes to how to get away with murder roles that have offered previously unseen images of the sweep and humanity of black life. Now. In a new memoir, she finally finally sets forth her improbable journey from the typing pool at the Red Cross to award winning actor and icon of style. Her book is called Just as I Am and Sicily. Tyson is here with us to tell us more about Cicely Tyson. Miss Tyson. Welcome. It's such an honor to have you with us. Thank you. No. Honestly, if someone were to write the story of your life as a novel, I don't think people would believe it. I mean, you started modeling at the age of 30 when most models air hanging up their stilettos. You got your first starring role when you were nearly 50. I mean crazy. That's life. At least mine. Does it seem that way to you? Well, it's remarkable to me that I have arrived. Where I am today, because I had that anticipated it. I made the decision based on things that happened to be along the way. And I just kept going, You know, no matter what happened in my life it did not did not deter berate from reaching the goal that I had set for myself. You write very movingly of your parents, even though you are very honest about the difficulties they had in their relationship, and also frankly, some of the difficulties You had with them. Your memory seems so sharp like I remember you writing about the delicious potatoes your mother would make and yes, at lunch and it just it just amazing to me that you could remember. It's always details. It is amazing, but they was they so impacted my life at the time. Uh, they they affected me in a way that I could not forget those memories and my sister and I sit down sometimes and salivate over them the potatoes and you said her Mac and she's had no equal No one No one and she made a chicken soup that will make you Licked a hair out of your nostrils. Hmm. So So you write about how you kind of fell into acting after a modeling career that just improbable, moderate wing career like you learned literally. Um, a zoo. We said in the typing pool of the Red Cross, and you'd kind of go to the department stores on the kind of the late, Great Lord, Take your lunch hour. That wasn't my favorite place, sadly, just closing its doors. When did you decide that acting? Was your calling? What was the thing that made you say? This is what I have to do. It happened. We could. I learned that I could speak. Through other people. I was very shy child. I was an observer. I would sit And observe and listen and watch people's actions in order to understand what they were. Well, I wanted to know what planted them just say and do things that they did. I sucked my figures for 12 years. I never spoke. Was a silencer, but I was a great observer. Remember, you're writing about the effect. That's a role like sounder had on people where you played Rebecca and I think many people might know the story. Poor Paul Winfield played against you as the Nathan and you played Rebecca and it's It's a story of kind of a loving black couple. Basically, just trying to live against that almost exactly right. Yes, And what amazing was you said that some of the reactions that people got when, like, for example, television writers, saying that they didn't realize that black Children called there Parents, Dad and, Mom, can you imagine that? Understand motion for sounder and after I finished after the film was completed, this journalist said. That he discovered a bit of bigotry and himself. But he realized that this black boy, which should buy first son, Kevin Hooks called his father Daddy. On and when I asked why, he said, That's what my son calls May and I'm not. I tell you, Uh, I was so started to be a few minutes to catch my breath in order. To question What is this man thought? That we were human. You know why Pat my son call his black father Daddy as his sons. Called him and it was at that time that I decided I could not afford the luxury of just big fractures. There were certain issues I have to adjust. And I thought I would use like a rare as why flat floor and you know we can't let you go without talking about Miles Davis. Oh, Yeah, well, you can't because she was part of my life. What do you think you learned from that? I mean, you write about the fact that you all were like the it couple at the time. I mean, you were one of the couples in me. He's a jazz legend. You are a legend in your field. On yet, you know, he had some issues as we as we all know, I mean, he had a serious drug problem and Some other sort of issues. Demons that he was dealing with. What do you think you learned from that relationship? I wish people knew the Miles Davis that I knew. Really because to you can walk into a bookstore and you sing dreams of books about Miles Davis and few people who wrote the books. Yeah. Not only was she feeling they talented, he was brilliantly sensitive, and that is the Miles Davis that people know. I don't know that he was trying to Okay? You have a very forgiving spirit. Well, Isn't that what we're supposed to do? Forgive each other, huh? We don't keep riding a rough truck over a sensitive so you can't do that. People are looking for help. And you look and you see them And you know that they need help. Okay, and you can help them. At least I can. I can always speak myself. Okay on. So what? I realized that he was in deep trouble on that he wanted he wants. He said I don't want to do that anymore. Okay. Uh, So when somebody says that to you And they're asking for help at this. I would try to help them. Before we let you go, Miss Tyson. We have only just scratched the surface of your remarkable life. And I am so honored to have had this time to spend with you. But before I let you go, do you have some advice for younger artists are those just Beginning their careers after you've done so much and seeing so much and been through so much Do you have any advice that you would share Death? Stick with it? Just stick for that. There's a reason why there's always a reason why you keep going in the direction you chose to go. And that is the legend. Sicily Taison, her new book, Just as I am is out Tuesday. Cicely Tyson. Thank you so much for speaking with us. It isn't Even honor by appreciate so much time. Thank you.

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'Just As I Am': Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career

All Things Considered

08:51 min | 11 months ago

'Just As I Am': Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career

"Only the legend. Actress Sicily Tyson During a career spanning six decades, she's brought to life iconic roles in theater, film and television, from sounder to the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, two routes to how to get away with murder roles that have offered previously unseen images of the sweep and humanity of black life. Now. In a new memoir, she finally finally sets forth her improbable journey from the typing pool at the Red Cross to award winning actor and icon of style. Her book is called Just as I Am and Sicily. Tyson is here with us to tell us more about Cicely Tyson. Miss Tyson. Welcome. It's such an honor to have you with us. Thank you. No. Honestly, if someone were to write the story of your life as a novel, I don't think people would believe it. I mean, you started modeling at the age of 30 when most models air hanging up their stilettos. You got your first starring role when you were nearly 50. I mean crazy. That's life. At least mine. Does it seem that way to you? Well, it's remarkable to me that I have arrived. Where I am today, because I had that anticipated it. I made the decision based on things that happened to be along the way. And I just kept going, You know, no matter what happened in my life it did not did not deter berate from reaching the goal that I had set for myself. You write very movingly of your parents, even though you are very honest about the difficulties they had in their relationship, and also frankly, some of the difficulties You had with them. Your memory seems so sharp like I remember you writing about the delicious potatoes your mother would make and yes, at lunch and it just it just amazing to me that you could remember. It's always details. It is amazing, but they was they so impacted my life at the time. Uh, they they affected me in a way that I could not forget those memories and my sister and I sit down sometimes and salivate over them the potatoes and you said her Mac and she's had no equal No one No one and she made a chicken soup that will make you Licked a hair out of your nostrils. Hmm. So So you write about how you kind of fell into acting after a modeling career that just improbable, moderate wing career like you learned literally. Um, a zoo. We said in the typing pool of the Red Cross, and you'd kind of go to the department stores on the kind of the late, Great Lord, Take your lunch hour. That wasn't my favorite place, sadly, just closing its doors. When did you decide that acting? Was your calling? What was the thing that made you say? This is what I have to do. It happened. We could. I learned that I could speak. Through other people. I was very shy child. I was an observer. I would sit And observe and listen and watch people's actions in order to understand what they were. Well, I wanted to know what planted them just say and do things that they did. I sucked my figures for 12 years. I never spoke. Was a silencer, but I was a great observer. Remember, you're writing about the effect. That's a role like sounder had on people where you played Rebecca and I think many people might know the story. Poor Paul Winfield played against you as the Nathan and you played Rebecca and it's It's a story of kind of a loving black couple. Basically, just trying to live against that almost exactly right. Yes, And what amazing was you said that some of the reactions that people got when, like, for example, television writers, saying that they didn't realize that black Children called there Parents, Dad and, Mom, can you imagine that? Understand motion for sounder and after I finished after the film was completed, this journalist said. That he discovered a bit of bigotry and himself. But he realized that this black boy, which should buy first son, Kevin Hooks called his father Daddy. On and when I asked why, he said, That's what my son calls May and I'm not. I tell you, Uh, I was so started to be a few minutes to catch my breath in order. To question What is this man thought? That we were human. You know why Pat my son call his black father Daddy as his sons. Called him and it was at that time that I decided I could not afford the luxury of just big fractures. There were certain issues I have to adjust. And I thought I would use like a rare as why flat floor and you know we can't let you go without talking about Miles Davis. Oh, Yeah, well, you can't because she was part of my life. What do you think you learned from that? I mean, you write about the fact that you all were like the it couple at the time. I mean, you were one of the couples in me. He's a jazz legend. You are a legend in your field. On yet, you know, he had some issues as we as we all know, I mean, he had a serious drug problem and Some other sort of issues. Demons that he was dealing with. What do you think you learned from that relationship? I wish people knew the Miles Davis that I knew. Really because to you can walk into a bookstore and you sing dreams of books about Miles Davis and few people who wrote the books. Yeah. Not only was she feeling they talented, he was brilliantly sensitive, and that is the Miles Davis that people know. I don't know that he was trying to Okay? You have a very forgiving spirit. Well, Isn't that what we're supposed to do? Forgive each other, huh? We don't keep riding a rough truck over a sensitive so you can't do that. People are looking for help. And you look and you see them And you know that they need help. Okay, and you can help them. At least I can. I can always speak myself. Okay on. So what? I realized that he was in deep trouble on that he wanted he wants. He said I don't want to do that anymore. Okay. Uh, So when somebody says that to you And they're asking for help at this. I would try to help them. Before we let you go, Miss Tyson. We have only just scratched the surface of your remarkable life. And I am so honored to have had this time to spend with you. But before I let you go, do you have some advice for younger artists are those just Beginning their careers after you've done so much and seeing so much and been through so much Do you have any advice that you would share Death? Stick with it? Just stick for that. There's a reason why there's always a reason why you keep going in the direction you chose to go. And that is the legend. Sicily Taison, her new book, Just as I am is out Tuesday. Cicely Tyson. Thank you so much for speaking with us. It isn't Even honor by appreciate so much time. Thank you.

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